NO. 27


The Political Scene

Iraq's attempt to acquire capacitators - which the Iraqis insist are not fornuclear purposes - has raised the whole question of the escalating regionalarms race, and it is a sobering (if not chilling) thought that a scenario inwhich one of Israel's famed "preemptive" attacks on amilitary/industrial target in Iraq triggers an Iraqi chemical war missilestrike on Israel which in turn retaliates with nuclear weapons is no longerimplausible and may...